California Clean Air Plan Calls for Further NOx, PM Reductions
May 20, 2016
By Deborah Lockridge
As part of a broad-reaching clean air program, California has proposed a low-NOx engine standard for heavy trucks. Another part of its plan is to push the Environmental Protection Agency for a nationwide low-NOx engine standard. But truck and engine makers have said in the past that striving for low NOx in diesels could conflict with federal efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by increasing fuel economy.
The California Air Resources Board’s Proposed 2016 State Strategy for the State Implementation Plan (State SIP Strategy) released this week describes proposed measures needed to meet federal ozone and PM2.5 standards over the next 15 years.
Among its proposed measures is a Low-NOx Engine Standard to be developed between 2017 and 2019 with implementation starting in 2023. The goal, it said, is to introduce near-zero-emission engine technologies to lower oxides of nitrogen (NOx) emissions from on-road heavy-duty vehicles.
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The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS), has hundred exhibitors of all sorts, from organizations, companies that make accessories and equipment and no small number of technology providers. But, the highlight of the massive show is, in the end, trucks. All sizes, all shapes, all styles, trucks carry the day at MATS. Here’s a look at but a handful of the trucks on display.
It’s the call a fleet manager never wants to get — one where your driver has been in a collision. According to eyewitnesses, he ran a red light and T-boned a vehicle, but your experience tells you these eyewitnesses are sometimes wrong.
Fortunately, you don’t have to guess or fill in the blanks about what happened because you are able to reference a video of the event, sent to you just minutes after the incident. In the video, you clearly see your driver was doing everything according to his training — seatbelt fastened, two hands on the wheel and eyes scanning the road ahead. As he approaches the intersection, you can also see the traffic light was green at the time of the impact and that it was the passenger vehicle that ran the red light — not the other way around. Read Full Article here.
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